‘End of Watch’ proves more than cop flick

From surveillance footage to dashboard camera close-ups, writer and director David Ayer gives audiences a 360-degree view of two young Los Angeles Police officers in his cop drama “End of Watch.” Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Brian Taylor and Michael Pena as his partner Mike Zavala “End of Watch” is an
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Green Day: ¡Uno!

Eight years ago, Green Day exploded from near-obscurity after their post-Dookie decline to rockstar superstardom following the release of the now Broadway-approved political epic American Idiot. Since then, and for most of their career, the East Bay natives have faced criticism for selling out their punk appeal to major-label record
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Pink: The Truth About Love

Pop’s self-proclaimed punk princess/perpetual party-girl has released her latest album, The Truth About Love, at a point in her life when she should be best qualified to remark on the subject with the eyes of a seasoned veteran. Whereas her previous album, Funhouse, was a post breakup, revenge-fueled swing at
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Michael Chabon’s ‘Telegraph Avenue’ oversaturated, dull

It’s clear in the beginning of Michael Chabon’s newest novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” that Nat Jaffe and Archy Stallings are fucked. In fact, it is the second sentence emitted from Nat’s mouth to his co-owner of Brokeland Records, a fictional, yet realistic, jazz music store in the fold of Berkeley and
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This Week in Arts

VISUAL ART Beginning next week, artists and art groups will fill public spaces in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood with their latest artwork, crafts, and performances as they collaborate in the 24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival. With special events and activities running through the entire few weeks concentrated
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Goin’ Off: 10 Albums for the hip-hop layman

Ten albums for the hip-hop layman. This list has been my burden, my baby. I’ve carried it for the last month or so. Consider this the document of my labor. It began with a serious debate between me, myself and I and my knowledgeable counsel, who shall remain nameless. The questions
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‘Somewhere Between’ delves into adoption

In 1979 the People’s Republic of China implemented the “One-Child Policy,” limiting each family to one child as a means of population control. Thousands of children, mostly girls, were abandoned as a result and roughly 80,000 were adopted by American families. Linda Goldstein Knowlton tells the story of four such
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